What I love about writing is having my characters leap onto other platforms. No sense in keeping my hero’s and heroine’s in black and white Times New Roman font.
What better way for characters and stories to come to life than in comics?
I co-wrote my first comic in 2011 for The Gathering Love Letters Anthology (Issue #5). Our story “Postcards” is a love story that blossomed via postcards. It was a fun experience and my interest peaked when I saw the words accompanied with the art. I was hooked.
I submitted a second story, this time on my own, to The Gathering, All Women Anthology (Issue # 12). At the time I was writing a YA Romantic Paranormal Series called Crimson Hunters. Book 1 will be available in August 2012 but in the interim I wanted to incorporate my characters from the novel into a comic. My story “Forbidden” involves my main characters, Val and Axel, and the obstacles they must overcome to stay together.
Furthermore, a secondary character from the Crimson Hunters series captivated my attention. I didn’t want to incorporate his back story into the novel but felt his character would make an interesting tale. Therefore, I submitted my third story to The Gathering for their Horror 3 Anthology (Issue #14), available August 2012.
What’s next? I’m working on adapting RUN LIKE HELL, my YA Thriller, as its own mini-comic. I have an artist on board for the project and look forward to seeing the story brought to life in this format.
I highly recommend you check out The Gathering and also visit a local comic store.